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Some residents were hitting the water as Isaac began pounding on South Florida. Other tourists were trying to get home. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez tells us more.
The wind and rain started coming in early and made it's way onshore quick and leaving it's mark. While the waves keep most away, the rough waters actually brought some out.
"I'm going surfing because the waves are good," Jesse Clark said.
While he hit the water, others put up shutters near South Pointe Park as signs shook, palm leaves fell, and tree branches barely hung on.
Three women were on their way to the airport - headed back to New York from Miami Beach, but Tropical Storm Isaac may leave them trapped here, if they're not lucky enough to get one of the flights leaving South Florida.
"We came here Wednesday and the weather was beautiful and now we're here in a hurricane," Jaclin Avery said. "We're a little scared we're not going to get home when we're supposed to be."
The Miami hot spot South Beach is not looking like what it's famous for - fun in the sun. Instead, it's a whole lot of Isaac's wind and rain ... but some are making the most of it.
"The waves here normally suck," Roger Hernandez said. "When the storms come, that when they get a little bigger and that's the only chance we got."